Needham Annual Election Tuesday, April 12, 2022

The Annual Town Election is April 12, 2022, and nomination papers (the first step) are available starting January 3, 2022.

All 240 Town Meeting Member seats, 24 per precinct, will be on the ballot this year, as precincts may have changed due to the 2020 census.

The following offices and boards will be on the April 12 ballot.

  • Town Moderator
  • Town Clerk
  • Select Board (1)
  • Assessor (1)
  • School Committee (3)
  • Trustees of Memorial Park – veteran (1)
  • Trustees of Memorial Park – non-veteran (1)
  • Trustees of Needham Public Library (2)
  • Board of Health (2)
  • Planning Board (1)
  • Commissioners of Trust Funds (1)
  • Park and Recreation Commission (2)


Candidates for Town Office must obtain at least 50 valid signatures of registered voters in Needham, and new Town Meeting member candidates must obtain at least 10 valid signatures of registered voters in their precinct.

Town Election Schedule

Nomination Papers Available from Town Clerk (Needham Town Hall) January 3, 2022
Last day for incumbent TMM to file notice of candidacy with Town Clerk February 15, 2022
Last day to return Nomination Papers February 22, 2022
Last day to register to vote prior to this election March 23, 2022
LWV Candidates Night March 28, 2022 (time TBD)
Annual Town Election April 12, 2022
Town Meeting Warrant Meetings/New TMM Orientation (LWV sponsors) April 25, 2022
Annual Town Meeting begins May 2, 2022

For information, call the Town Clerk’s Office at 781-455-7500 ext. 216.


LWV-Needham Candidates Night and Voter Guides

Candidates Night for Town Election

Monday, March 28, 2022 @ 7:00 pm. The format of Candidates Night is dependent on the number of contested races and candidates. Decisions will be made after the candidates are final.

Voter Guides

A Voter Guide for town offices is printed in the Needham Times.

An expanded Voter Guide including responses from Town Meeting candidates is published on the LWV-Needham website.

Additional Information on Representative Town Meeting

Watch the first night of 2021 Annual Town Meeting. Other nights are available at the Needham Channel.

Watch the LWV-Needham Video, “Needham Town Meeting–Making Your Voice Count”

Additional Information on Elected Town Offices

Information on Campaign Financing and Reporting

When you pick up your nomination papers at Town Hall, you will receive information on campaign financing and reporting, administered through the Town Clerk’s Office.

Needham Town Clerk’s Office
1471 Highland Avenue (Needham Town Hall)
Needham, MA 02492
Phone: 781-455-7500 x 216
Fax: 781-449-1246
Email Town Clerk Theodora K. Eaton: